Since the reissue of his 1997 cult LP ‘If You're Into It, I'm Out of It’ in January 2018, Hamburg’s Christoph de Babalon has been enjoying a long deserved critical resurgence.
Known for his engulfing fusions of dark ambient, drone, breakcore and jungle on labels like Digital Hardcore Recordings, de Babalon’s steady stream of releases over the past two decades has long been celebrated in underground spheres. In November this year, a collection of previously unreleased tracks from between 1993 and 1998 was released under the title ‘Exquisite Angst’ via A Colourful Storm.
To celebrate its 15th birthday, visionary experimental and avant-garde electronic label RVNG Intl. has invited DJ and composer Beatrice Dillon to deliver a catalog mixtape.
Iceboy Violet will release their debut mixtape via emerging London label TT (FKA Tobago Tracks) this Friday 7th December.
The experimental artist follows up performances on NTS’ Precious Metals show and at Somerset House with a debut release that is an intense venture into noise and sonic experimentation with a backdrop of grime.
Tel Aviv-based, Latvian-born multi-disciplinary artist Anna Lann will release her ‘Embodiment’ EP via The Ransom Note Records on 14th December.
A producer, composer, singer, videographer, visual artist, dancer and DJ, Lann has become a celebrated figure in the Israeli capital’s underground scene and beyond thanks to her varied approach and versatile catalog.
Irish experimental, neo-classical and ambient producer/composer J Colleran has followed up his debut album from June with an EP of remixes courtesy of patten, Gábor Lázár and Flora Yin-Wong.
‘Gardenia’, Colleran's first LP under his own name, was an expansive and ambitious collection “inspired by the ancient rolling hills of the his hometown, uprooting warm organic sounds and immerses them in cold metallic settings.”
Björk has announced a new live show for 2019, Cornucopia, which will premiere at New York's arts centre, The Shed.
While the performance dates are yet to be confirmed the hype is already building around the concept, which the decade-spanning experimental superstar, renowned for mind-blowing performances, has described as "my most elaborate stage concert yet".
Aire will release his new seven-track collection ‘JMA’ on 16th November via Glacial Industries.
The Barcelona-based artist veers from ambient sound design and noise to UK hip-hop and dubstep throughout the release, one that is described as an “odyssey that documents the producers emotional, internal battles with himself”.
The emotional candour of the release is prominent as distorted and at times anguished melodies stab their way into the mix atop brutal, bassy rhythmic passages.
On his debut EP, ‘Hélico’, Berlin-based, west of Ireland-born artist Lugh fused ambience with aggression, creating an experience that was at once absorbing and intense. Layers of wordless, altered vocals, spectral percussive thuds and broad brushstrokes of distorted melody combined to make a collection that was hauntingly dreamlike, but steadfastly robust.
As co-founder of art and music collective C.A.N.V.A.S and as an artist in his own right, Lugh has plenty coming up in the next few months for us to be getting excited about.
Belfast’s Ai Messiah will release their sprawling debut LP via Touch Sensitive Records on Friday 16th November.
A vast, versatile and experimental release crosses a wide array of genres over its 17 tracks, always maintaining a dystopian atmosphere, the album explores concepts of “near futures in the age of Artificial Intelligence”.
Horror, when done well, isn’t about constant jump scares and incessant gore. The scariest stories, films and shows are rather the ones that feed on suspense – on their unpredictability and potential to make blood run cold with the most subtle shift in tone.